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Tag: Representative John Lewis
Humanity in Action deeply mourns the death of Representative John Lewis who imparted inspiration, wisdom, moral leadership and courage for so many throughout the United States and the world. For six years, the Atlanta-based annual John Lewis Fellowship followed his exhortations and mandate to study, understand and promote social justice. The relationship between Humanity in Action and the Congressman began through an Action Project many years ago. A Senior Fellow who was at Davidson College asked John Lewis to spend a day speaking to the students. Lewis graciously accepted the invite. Speaking one on one and then to hundreds of students, from morning through the evening, he mesmerized the campus. When Humanity in Action decided to establish a program in the South, Atlanta was the city of choice. We sought to honor John Lewis, who was so deeply honored in the city he represented, with the work of the new Fellowship. He agreed to let us name the Fellowship in tribute to his work.
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Asma Baban wins Humanity in Action Detroit Grant Competition
Senior Fellow Asma Baban is the recipient of the 2020 Humanity in Action Detroit Grant competition. Her project "Parks&Lite" will work on community revitalization, placemaking, and urban development in Detroit.
National trends in drug payments for PrEP, 2014-2018
Nathan Furukawa recently published an article on “National Trends in Drug Payments for HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis in the United States” in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.
On Women’s Political Empowerment
In her latest piece for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Senior Fellow Saskia Brechenmacher reports on how existing institutions and systems have to change in order to achieve gender equality.
The Bertelsmann Foundation, Humanity in Action & Andrew Keen on How to Fix Democracy: The Interview Series & Live Sessions
How to Fix Democracy: The Documentary Film
Action Projects are as diverse as Humanity in Action Fellows. Fellows apply their new knowledge and perspectives to the communities they impact—in whatever format they find meaningful.
Stonewall: 50 Years Later, A Talk about the LGBTQ Community in the U.S. and Perú
A presentation and open discussion about the struggle, then and now, for LGBTQ rights and acceptance in Trujillo, Perú.
35 was an interactive art project at the Montclair Art Museum; it raised awareness about the life expectancy rate for Black transgender women.
Excavating Atlanta: A Podcast Series
Senior Fellow Virginia Spinks created Excavating Atlanta, a podcast series which explores the history and residual effects of structural inequality in the City of Atlanta.